Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver's horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiasts and view-seekers and has been used as a popular backdrop for wedding photos. At 125m above sea level, it's the highest point in Vancouver and makes for spectacular views of the park, city and mountains on the North Shore.
The 52-hectare park is home to the stunning Bloedel Conservatory. There is also a gorgeously landscaped quarry garden, the arboretum with its collection of exotic and native trees, sculptures, tennis courts, lawn bowling and pitch & putt. The park is also a perfect setting for picnics and stargazing!
The park was dedicated by King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth (the mother of Queen Elizabeth II) during their visit to Vancouver in 1939, as King and Queen of Canada. From that time, park staff incrementally transformed the overgrown hillsides into Canada's first civic arboretum, with a generous donation from the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association.
- Exit the hostel and turn right. Continue walking until you reach London Drugs on Granville St & Georgia St
- Cross over to the other side of Granville St and enter the train station.
- Get onto the train going to YVR and stay on until you reach King Edward Station and get off here.
- Exit the station and cross over to the other side of Cambie St.
- Continue walking down Cambie St for approximately 10 minutes and you'll see the park on your left.
Approx ~ 25 mins each way | Transit - $3.10 each way | Bloedel Conservatory - $7.80